Logic Engine A digital hardware prorotyping environment used in instruction and research. Laboratory platform for IUCS courses in digital design and digital systems.
purpose: undergraduate education
graduate education
dates: 1975-present
engineering: Ingo Cyliax, Bryce Himebau, Caleb Hess, Willie Hunt, Robert Wehrmeister.
faculty: Steve Johnson, Frank Prosser, David Winkel
information: IUCS course B441
IUCS course P442
User manual (obsolete)
Instructional Laboratory
LEv4 project description
LEv4 supplementary data
research demonstrations

The Logic Engine was developed at the Indiana University Computer Science Department by Frank Prosser and Dave Winkel to support their pedagogy in digital design. Since 1975, three versions have been developed and a fourth is in progress. The Logic Engine provides the electrical infrastructure (power, clocking, microinstruction sequencing, switches, lights, and wire-wrap project area) and software support (various tools for design and testing, based on a PC host) to allow students to explore design concepts at a logical level.

The Logic Engine is also used for undergraduate and graduate level individualized student projects in digital system design, and for the construction of research prototypes and demonstrations.